Christian Education Ministry

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:  and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:19-20)

Unlocking doors to the word of God!

The overall purpose of the Christian Education Ministry is to provide, develop and promote programs that equip individuals for discipleship (Matthew 28:19-20). The Christian Education Ministry is comprised of sub-ministries that individually and collectively have a three prong focus of spirituality, service and education.

Biblical teaching and learning are the essential elements of the Christian Education Ministry. Through active participation in Christian Education programs, individuals acquire the tools and skills needed to lead others to Christ and to allow them to grow spiritually in a community of believers. The Christian Education Ministry also cooperates in the proper observance of holidays and special weeks prescribed by the AME Church Discipline.

Orientation

New Members Ministry

The mission of the New Members Ministry for adults and youth is to offer a basic introduction to the Church and instruction on basic principles of what Methodist's believe, including the two ordinances that Methodist practice, Christian discipleship, the meaning of being a Christian and participating in a church community.

Church School

The mission of the Church School is to reach people of all ages and abilities for Bible study; to witness about Christ; to teach the Word of God; to train for study, teaching accurate interpretation, and practical application of the Word of God; to minister to the spiritual and human needs of the congregation (members and non-members); and to interpret and under-gird the work of the Church through Bible study.

Adults meet on Sundays at 9am, Tuesdays at 1pm and Wednesday at 6:45pm. Children's Church ages 3 to 12 years old during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Lessons include fine and gross motor activities, story time, snacks. Volunteer hours for High School and Middle School students available.

Nursery

The mission of the Bethel Nursery is to provide child care for families with children ages infancy to three years old during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Child care services include fine and gross motor activities, story time, snacks. Volunteer hours for High School students only.

Congress

Christian Education Congress. All AME Churches in every Episcopal District are encouraged to gather together for the culmination of our year of work.

The First District typically meets in July. The Congress serves as a springboard to project us into the year ahead. Participation is limited to ages of 12 to adult. This is also the culmination of the Youth of The Year Competition.

Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee provides oversight in the awarding of scholarships and other prizes funded by members and organizations of Bethel Church; serves as the umbrella organization under which scholarship sponsoring groups within the church operate; provides publicity about other scholarship and award opportunities by groups not affiliated with our church and hosts a celebration for graduates from elementary school through graduate and professional school.

Vacation Bible School

The mission of Vacation Bible School is to provide teachings for ages 3 to 11 in an effort to promote learning about Jesus; to empower students and adults to use these offerings to become more responsible and accountable in their daily walk.

Volunteer hours for High School and Middle School students.

Youth Arts

FAITH Liturgical Dance. This ministry allows youth of all ages to worship God through dance to enhance the worship service and magnify God.  FAITH is often invited out to minister at different church services and even Dorney Park to minister for Jesus Christ.

Steppers For Christ. This ministry teaches youth of all ages to worship God through drill moves/stepping.  This group ministers once a month.

Youth Choir.

Workshop

Powerful Orators.

Historical Commission

The mission of the Bethel Historical Commission is to collect, preserve, and store artifacts, documents, photographs and memorabilia related to the church's history and its personalities.  It's mission is to provide historical information for programs, booklets and oral presentations for special day observances within the church as well as to outside agencies and individuals interested in Bethel's history.  It is also the mission of the Commission to educate church members and others in the community about Bethel's contribution to Morristown, Morris County, nation and the world. Learn more about our plans for the 175th Anniversary!

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